- Nigerians are more interested in food on their tables
- This view was aired by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo
- Osinbajo pointed out that Nigerians are moved by the enacting and explanation of laws
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has opened up on what Nigerians need to be satisfied with the Buhari-led federal government.
During the legislative-executive retreat held at the Presidential Villa on Tuesday, October 6, Osinbajo admitted that all Nigerians want to see is food on their table, The Cable reports.
The vice president said the welfare of the people is the major objective of any government and the people are not interested in the explanation and enacting of new laws.
He stressed that the good legislator or minister is the one who assumes office with the sole aim of serving the people and meeting their needs in his or her capacity.
“It is time to focus on what we have been elected or appointed to do. This is the welfare of our people. The law and practice as between parliament and executive is a means to an end, not an end to itself. The means must not jeopardise the end.
“Our people just want food on their table, shelter over their heads, clothing on their bodies, healthcare and education for their children and themselves.
“So, the good legislature or good minister is not the one who is waving the law, and procedure, and doctrines, it is the one who says the spirit of our Constitution is that we secure the maximum welfare, freedom and happiness of every citizen on the basis of social justice and equality of status and opportunity."
Meanwhile, about 20 #RevolutionNow protesters were on Thursday, October 1, arrested by security operatives in Lagos state.
The protesters were said to have stormed and marched around the Ojota and Maryland axis of the state in opposition to what they referred to as bad leadership.
In their march, the protesters chanted solidarity songs before they were accosted and arrested by security officers.
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